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Overall C-

In this next installment of the Die Hard franchise, Bruce Willis reprises his role as Detective John McClane. This time the veteran police officer is trying to track down a group of computer-hacking terrorists who have taken control of America's basic infrastructure.

Violence D
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, language and a brief sexual situation

Why is Live Free or Die Hard rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Live Free or Die Hard is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence and action, language and a brief sexual situation

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This intense action thriller contains very high levels of violence for a US rated PG-13 film. Dozens of primary and secondary characters are killed by gunfire, beatings, vehicle accidents and other means. Often, we see brutal beatings and injuries on screen—like a man’s head smashing through a windshield, a person being slammed against a wall, or someone getting shot with blood effects. Some of these physical confrontations involve women, and one female character is portrayed as being nearly invincible until she meets a violent death at the hands of her male opponent (which involves being strangled with a cable and then dropped down an elevator shaft). Frequent profanities include many moderate and mild expletives along with terms of Christian deity. Sexual content is limited to one scene where a couple is seen kissing in a car and the man places his hand on a woman’s clothed breast (an action to which she objects).

Live Free or Die Hard
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children. Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario Not Rated Coarse Language, Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A